RED Goat York & District Table Tennis League leaders Topspin 'A' beat Shiyi Ling 'A' despite a superb treble from Bryan Birkbeck.

Martin Lowe was on top form as Coneysthorpe 'A' edged out their 'B' team 6-4, while Andy Fletcher and Arthur Sorley were undefeated for Shiyi Ling 'B' in their 8-2 victory over York RI 'B'.

Richard Moss' maximum was the highlight as York RI 'A' defeated Topspin 'B' 6-4.

Promoted York RI 'C' were whitewashed by Clarence 'C', as were Bootham 'B' by University 'A'.

Second division leaders Clarence 'B' demolished Topspin 'C' 10-0, while Mark Hodgson and Sam Crutchley excelled as Wigginton 'A' secured an 8-2 win against University 'B'. York RI 'D' retained their 100 per cent record with a 6-4 victory over Clarence 'C' for whom Gary Bunce was unbeaten on the night.

After a tough start to the season, Ryedale 'A' secured their first win beating Clarence 'D' 8-2 thanks to maximums from Stephen Temple and John Flintoft.

In-form Josh Bramley bagged a treble and brother Jack chipped in with a brace as York RI 'E' prevailed 7-3 over Strensall, whose John Temple picked up two wins.

Three wins from Mike Connolly proved decisive as University 'B' bounced back later in the week with a 6-4 victory over Clarence 'D'.

Shiyi Ling 'C' are the new leaders of the third division as Chris Sharples showed the way in a 7-3 triumph over Clarence 'F'.

A maximum from Christophe Bauer was not enough to prevent Wigginton 'B' sliding to a 6-4 defeat to BT 'A'.

Terry Nicholson was too good as Clarence 'E' saw off high-flying York RI 'F' 7-3 while York RI 'G' crashed to a 10-0 defeat to University 'C'.

Paul Kozyra and Mike Surtees steered Shepherds 'A' to a 6-4 win against Wigginton 'C' while Ryedale 'B' picked up their maiden victory, thrashing BT 'B' 10-0.

In the fourth division, Russ Scott was untroubled as Clarence 'G' and Wigginton 'E' shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw while two-man Shepherds 'C' won 6-4 against Shiyi Ling 'E'.

An unbeaten effort from Russ Broadbent made the difference as Wigginton 'D' defeated Clarence 'H' 6-4 and top defender Adrian Church was on form as Shiyi Ling 'D' beat York RI 'H' 8-2.

A treble from James Barton was in vain as University 'D' edged out his Clarence 'I' 6-4.